A NUMBER of cafés, pubs, restaurants and takeaways across Dorset have been handed new food hygiene ratings recently.  

A deli with a satisfactory rating and a Wareham pub with excellent hygiene are included in this week’s round up. 

Each week, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspects businesses across the country, assessing hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.     

Across the UK, every food outlet including convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals and care homes are given a hygiene rating.      

What each hygiene rating means:  

0 - Urgent improvement necessary    

1 - Major improvement necessary    

2 - Some improvement necessary    

3 - Hygiene standards generally satisfactory      

4 - Hygiene standards good       

5 - Hygiene standards very good        

Here is a roundup of scores given by the FSA this week: 

Rated 3: 

Bon Dabang, in the Sovereign Centre, Boscombe was handed a three-out-of-five rating after assessment on October 25. 

Mary's Deli Cafe, in Ashley Road, Bournemouth was also given a score of three on October 25. 

Rated 4: 

Dragon Inn, in High Street, Swanage, was handed a four-out-of-five rating after assessment on October 25. 

Hong Kong Garden, in The Parade Dorchester Road, Wool was also given a score of four on October 25. 

Ramp Rats, in Ringwood Road, Poole was given the score after assessment on October 16 

Rated 5:  

Levantine in Church Street, Wimborne Minster rated on November 15 

China China in West Street, Blandford Forum rated on November 14 

Riverside Cafe in Wimborne Industrial Estate Mill Lane, Wimborne Minster was rated on November 14 

The Antelope Inn in West Street, Wareham rated on November 13 

Dancing Rooster in Ringwood Road, West Moors rated on November 10